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Distance Learning opportunity

Posted over 1 year ago by David Embrey

Distance Education in Occupational Health Nursing

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

(NIOSH Occupational Safety & Health Education and Research Center)

 

Distance MPH in Occupational Health Nursing (Program Overview)

As part of the Public Health Leadership Program, this Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program with concentration in Occupational Health Nursing prepares OHN specialists for positions in leadership, program planning and evaluation, or management of occupational health programs.

 

Curriculum

The program of study is divided between internet-based learning and on-campus study for 2 summer sessions, 8 days each. The curriculum (42 credits) consists of courses in the public health sciences, the OHN core studies, OHN functional role courses and practica, and the occupational health sciences interdisciplinary cognates. The program can be completed in approximately 2-2½ years, but students have five years from admission to complete the program of study.

Application (How to apply)

There are two admission cycles for the Distance MPH in Occupational Health Nursing: Fall and Spring. Funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is available.

Semester

Close Date

For Spring 2018 (starting in January 2018)

October 1, 2017

For Fall 2018 (starting in August 2018)

January 2, 2018

Occupational Health Nursing Certificate (Program Overview)

The Occupational Health Nursing Certificate is an academic program of study designed to strengthen the knowledge and expertise of registered nurses (RNs) working in occupational health wherever they may practice. Students will be able to register, receive materials, interact with faculty, order books, and successfully complete this program while only traveling to campus once for 8 days. A connection to the Internet is all that is required!

Curriculum

The curriculum is 11-12 credit hours specially developed for distance education. One course is required; the student then selects three additional courses to complete the Program (4 graduate level courses). All credits earned are completely transferable (for 10 years) as part of the requirements for the completion of the OHN Concentration MPH degree. If 2 courses are taken during both fall and spring semesters, the program can be completed in 9 months; however, students have up to three years to complete the program.

Application (How to apply)

There are two admission cycles for the OHN Certificate Program: Fall and Spring. Funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is available.

Semester

Open Date

Close Date

For Fall 2017 (starting in August 2017)

January 6, 2017,

May 5, 2017

For Spring 2018 (starting in January 2018)

September 4, 2017

November 1, 2017

For additional information, please contact:

Susan Randolph, MSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN                                   Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, RN, FAAN, LNCC

susan.randolph@unc.edu                                                                            rogersb@email.unc.edu

919-966-0979                                                                                                     919-966-1765